Yard Sale: Macbook Pro late 2013

For sale due to getting a portable Macbook:

  • Late 2013 Macbook Pro (15.4″ Retina)
  • 2.3Ghz i7 (quad core + Hyper-Threading)
  • 16Gb RAM
  • 512Gb SSD
  • Intel Iris onboard GFX + Nvidia GeForce GT 750M PCE GFX
  • BE-Azerty keyboard
  • €2445,41 in 28 October 2013
  • SUPER fast
  • Minor scratch in the back of the LCD
  • Minor (not very noticeable) corrosion at the right hand
  • Weird scratch “smear” in LCD display (only visible on white background; about 2x2cm; to be honest it’s not really visible)
  • Besides this very decent Macbook Pro, it has been used, but in very good shape for the extreme work it has committed. Taken care of this device as if it was my own child. And did I mention blazing fast?

Contact: yeri+mbp@tiete.be

Specs:

Processor 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
Memory 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Flash Storage 512GB Flash Storage
Apple Thunderbolt to Enet Adpt Apple Thunderbolt to Enet Adpt Apple Thunderbolt to FW Adptr No FireWire Adapter
Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adptr No VGA Adapter
Keyboard and Documentation Keyboard/User’s Guide(Z)-BEL Country Kit Country Kit-INT

Pictures:

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It’s a Macbook Pro !

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“Smear” above “AGE” (really hard to see)

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Scratch at the back (knocked it against a glass door at night in my old apartment)

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Corrosion at the right hand (not left, don’t ask why — probably because I use the touch pad all the time).

More info:

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Fraps to iMovie

How to successfully import a movie recorded using Fraps into iMovie;

  1. Get Fraps, record whatever you want
  2. Get XviD4PSP (freeware) & install
  3. Import your avi files recorded using Fraps into XviD4PSP (drag & drop)
  4. Pick the encoding you want on the left. x264 q21 DXVA-SD-Insane seemed to be an acceptable quality.
  5. Click enqueue (and repeat 3->5 for multiple files)
  6. Click encode
  7. … wait …
  8. This will create .mp4 files; transfer those to your Mac
  9. Open iMovie, File -> Import -> Movies -> select the mp4 files
  10. … wait … A couple of hours
  11. Your movie should now be in iMovie, and you should be able to edit it
  12. Edit whatever you want to edit, share and export and have fun.

A little hint, if your video is cropped (parts cut off), click your movie sequence -> on the left corner of your sequence a little “gear” will appear -> Cropping & Rotation -> in your right display window click “fit” to make it full size.

Took me quite some time before I managed to do it, but hey, now I know… 😉

iTunes 9 and iPhone OS 3

And the smart playlist syncing issue.

Syncing smart playlists, with “live updating” checked, bugged the playlists on the iPhone (there were songs in the playlist that didn’t belong there). Hoping this bug would be fixed ASAP I tried to ignore it as long as possible… However, it so far hasn’t been fixed.

As I was pretty fed up with unchecking “live updating” for 6 playlists eachtime I synced my iPhone, I tried to play around and find a fix.

Apparently, adding the following rule, solves the issue (don’t ask me why though):

Playlist is Music.”

Add this to all your smart playlists, resync, and your issue should be solved. Don’t forget to check on “live updating” again. 😉

Media kind is music didn’t affect the issue, however, this was an old rule that was already added to avoid getting podcasts into my smart playlists.

Also, if anyone can tell me how to reduce the memory usage of iTunes 9 (using 900+ Mb, coverflow enabled). The only useful work around is either disable cover flow or to put iTunes into Mini Player (shift+Apple+M)…